|April 21, 2015 by BR staff|
|U.S. news has been full of stories about Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. Local leaders answer the question, "How important is religious freedom?"|
|April 21, 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor|
The number of baptisms reported by N.C. Baptists fell more than 10 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to information provided by churches through the Annual Church Profile.
|April 21, 2015 by Baptist Press|
Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear announced April 20.
OTHER BR NEWS
Mohler: How religious liberty dies
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SBC Credentials Committee named
'Names don't matter' says small group specialist
K. Allan Blume
Columbus convention approaches
In less than eight weeks messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will gather in Columbus, Ohio, to call for national revival around the theme: "Great Awakening: Clear Agreement, Visible Union, Extraordinary Prayer." Convention-related news has begun to roll out with greater frequency.
Pray that God will bless the call for revival and that the meeting will be historic for His glory. The Biblical Recorder will be there, but we hope you will meet us in Columbus!
Next week could be very historic for North Carolina. The state legislature is expected to act on the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read what Baptist leaders in our state are saying. At the end of the article, please notice the information about a gathering in Raleigh next Tuesday, April 28.
Also, please read this excellent column by Al Mohler, "How religious liberty dies – new rules of the secular left." Every Baptist needs to hear the message of this editorial.